Excerpted from Occasional Paper No. 7
In Monitoring School District Human Resource Cost Pressures 2013 (Monitoring 2013), the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services presented an examination of the labor market for teachers in Wyoming. The report focused on the percentage of teachers in Wyoming approaching retirement age, their earnings, and the potential impacts of their retirement. This article summarizes key points of the findings presented in Monitoring 2013, and discusses the distribution of school district employees by age, regional employment growth, and drivers of demand for teaching occupations in Wyoming. This article is designed to offer the reader an overview of R&P’s findings while pointing the interested reader to more detailed information where desired.
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Evaluating the Wyoming Unemployment Insurance System and Comparing it with the U.S. Average and Neighboring States
Wyoming’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system has functioned well, especially during the Great Recession, in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, achieving the goals of maintaining solvency across the business cycle, providing dependable UI benefits, and distributing cost sharing fairly among all industries. The UI Trust Fund stayed solvent. Wyoming paid the second highest average weekly UI benefit amount to unemployed workers and had the highest wage replacement rate (45.3%) when compared to neighboring states in 2009, the worst year of the recession in Wyoming. UI costs to employers were ranked middle to high compared with other states, but were more evenly and proportionally shared among low paying and high paying industries.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.4% in December to 4.3% in January. Wyoming’s unemployment rate has been trending downward for the past four years, and remains significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 6.6%. Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents rose, increasing by 1,961 individuals (0.7%) from December to January.
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- Are Teacher Salaries in Wyoming Competitive Enough
to Retain the Best?
- Evaluating the Wyoming Unemployment Insurance System and Comparing it with the U.S. Average and Neighboring States
- Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3% in January 2014
- Current Employment Statistics (CES) Estimates and Research & Planning's Short-Term Projections, January 2014
- Wyoming Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
- Economic Indicators
- Wyoming Total Nonfarm Employment
- Selected U.S. Employment Data
- Multiple Jobholders
- Discouraged Workers
- Part-Time for Economic Reasons
- Consumer Price Index
- Wyoming Building Permits
- Baker Hughes Rig Count
- Wyoming County Unemployment Rates
- Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Initial Claims
- Wyoming Normalized Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Continued Claims
- Map of Wyoming Regions, Counties, and County Seats with County Unemployment Rates